Tender for Design, Print and Distribution of Newspaper

Tender for Design, Print and Distribution of Newspaper

The Council’s Communications Service seeks to let a Contract for the provision of print, design, and distribution of SB Connect for a period of 1 year with an optional 1 year extension which will be undertaken at the sole discretion of the Council.

Publishing of SB Connect Council Newspaper

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
Notice Type: SERVICES
1 Authority Details
1.1

Authority Name and Address

Official Name:
Scottish Borders Council
Postal Address:
Corporate Procurement Service, Council Headquarters,
Town:
Newtown St Boswells Postal Code:
TD6 0SA Country:
UK
For the attention of:
Claire Hope Telephone:
+44 1835824000
E-Mail:
procurement@scotborders.gov.uk Fax:
+44 1835825150
Internet Address (URL): http://www.scotborders.gov.uk
1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1
1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1
2 Contract Details
2.1

Title

Publishing of SB Connect Council Newspaper
2.2

Description of the goods or services required

SB Connect is the official newspaper of Scottish Borders Council. The Council’s Communications Service seeks to let a Contract for the provision of print, design, and distribution of SB Connect for a period of 1 year with an optional 1 year extension which will be undertaken at the sole discretion of the Council.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=263313.

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a ‘Tender Submission Postbox’ facility. Further details of this facility are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=263313.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems. The postbox closes precisely at the time stated.
2.3

Notice Coding and Classification
a) Commodity Codes
Code Description
191100 Design and Photography
191700 Printing
191800 Public Relations and Image
191900 Reprographics
199999 other Facilities and Management Services
b) Delivery Location/Area
Code Location
0170 … Scotland South
2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

56,000 newspapers to be printed each issue.
3 Conditions for Participation
3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required
4 Administrative Information
4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.
4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

SBC/CPS/796
4.3

Time Limits
a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
10-05-2013 Time 12:00

c) Estimated award date 24-05-2013
4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up
EN
4.6

Tender Submission Postbox
The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Tender Submission Postbox facility. Further details are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=263313
5 Other Information
5.1

Additional Information

(SC Ref:263313)
5.2

Additional Documentation
The following additional documents relating to this notice are available from the site:
Open Template_SBC CPS 796_ITT (Published Version)
Business Continuity Leaflet 2007
5.3

Publication date of this notice
23-04-2013